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#22 of 29 2000 Camry 60K
May 18, 2005 (11:58 am)
I have a 2000 camry with about 59.5K miles on it. I am planning to do a 60K maintenance. A toyota dealer in my area quoted $445.00 for doing the inspections and checks. Is that reasonable. I live in the washington dc - northern va metro area. That is the lowest quote I got.
Any advise in this regard is appreciated.
#23 of 29 Re: 2000 Camry 60K [2000er]
May 18, 2005 (4:29 pm)
I would ask for an itemized list of what they're going to do. Chances are they have added items that your manual does require, such as fuel injector or throttle body cleaning. Service is very profitable for the dealers because most recommend procedures that Toyota doesn't or recommends them at more frequent intervals.
#24 of 29 Camry 2000 LE 60 K servicing questions
Jul 10, 2005 (2:53 pm)
Its surprising how car mechanics can do to swindle you out of your money. I found that there is no honesty in this business. Anyways my used camry (bought it used when it was 62K ) needs 60K servicing. I do not use my car much, probably 15-20 miles a week in Seattle Downtown. It gives me arnd 15mpg. I am expecting that since I am driving mostly arnd downtown the mileage will be less (Between my work and my home, in 1.2 miles there are 10 lights). But 15mpg is really less. I think it needs 60K servicing and when I went for qoutes, they went from a range of 300-1200.
Question is to all the Toyota owners arnd Seattle.
1) What place do you think is good and least priced for getting the 60K service.
2) Also, I dont have a owners manual. Can I find it somewhere online.
3)Can someone lead me to a document that specifies what needs to be changes at the 60K servicing, so that the mechanics can stop cheating me.
Any inputs will be highly appreciated.
#25 of 29 Re: Camry 2000 LE 60 K servicing questions [camry2000]
Jul 10, 2005 (7:48 pm)
Your gas mileage is really not out of line, considering your trip length is so short and involves heavy city traffic.
To get an owner's manual, try eBay. But for Toyota, you also need the separate maintenance manual, which lists in detail the items that require servicing, and when. So if you buy from eBay, make sure you get both booklets (the other booklets like warranty coverage, lemon law information, and tire warranty aren't needed).
Basically, at 60K miles, you should have the air filter, spark plugs, coolant, oil and oil filter replaced. It's also a good idea to drain and refill the automatic transmission fluid (no flush needed). Also the tires should be rotated, brakes inspected, underbody fuel and brake lines visually inspected, and exhaust, steering, and suspension systems inspected. This is from memory, so I may have left out a couple minor items. One item not to get is fuel injection cleaning, unless your engine is not running smoothly. The timing belt can wait till 90K miles for replacement.
Have you tried getting quotes from reputable independent shops, and instead of asking for a 60K service, try asking for the specific items I've mentioned above? If you ask for a 60K service, you're likely to get any number of items that aren't required by Toyota, as you've already found out by the wide range of quotes given.
#26 of 29 Re: Camry 2000 LE 60 K servicing questions [camry2000]
Jul 11, 2005 (7:52 am)
I agree with 210delay that you should ask for quote on specific items other than the 60K service.
In general, a 60K service quotes is different from place to place, I own a Camry and Highlander. I notice that the same service costs less in Everett than in Kirkland. And I like the service department better in Everett, reasonable quote and only perform necessary service.
Back to the cost for 60K service, it should not be more than $350.00 for a 4 cyl camry. However, keep in mind, most of the stuffs they do is check and inspect certain items and if I remember correctly, they will only replace air filter, oil change, flush cooling system and there will be a ($40-$60 addition) for the spark plug.
When my carmy hit 60k, I did have the job done in the dealer. SInce you only have your car for a few k miles and I don't know how much you know about your car's maintaince record. You should take it to the dealer at least once so you can set a baseline from then. Next time, you might not need to take it there for a 90K service because you can do most of the job yourself or do only the one that is necessary.
your mpg is kind of low even you are doing most city driving. Hopefully a tune up can get you better number
#27 of 29 2001 camry service
Nov 07, 2007 (7:50 am)
I plan on keeping my 2001 (109,000 miles, bought used at 13k) until the wheels fall off so I have been pretty good with the service.
Coolant drain and flush costs $39.00 in Orlando cheap enough that I don't have to do it. (I do it every 30k I had a corolla that had a rusted radiator and don't want a repeat of that)
Transmission drain (not flush never do a flush) $59.00 so far every 35k
I switched to mobil 1 synthetic at around 60k. I get the extended run mobil 1 oil filter (up to 7,500 miles) so pay a little more then normal. Walmart price around $45.00. But I run it till about 7k.
I change out my air filter 2 times a year. They say they last 20k but they are cheap enough to change twice a year. $13.00
Changed my front rotors at around 50k because they cost like 22 bucks each instead of having them turned, I figured why turn them?) I also put in ceramic brake pads. (total cost was about $100.00 I did it myself)
At 105,000 Had timing belt, drive belt seals and water pump changed out for $700.00 by dealer. Just maintence didn't have a problem. Wasn't sure I should have had the water pump replaced, or seals but did them.
At 105,000 I replaced the spark plugs myself put in non-oem platium plugs. I think it cost me like $12 bucks. No problem but figured at 100k give the car a treat.
At 110,000 I plan on having the brake fluid flushed and filled for the first time. I think it runs about $59.00
At around 110,000 thinking about having power steering fluid replaced as well but not sure.
#28 of 29 Re: 2001 camry service [gunga64]
Jul 28, 2008 (12:22 pm)
How easy or difficult is it to replace the brake pads and rotors on a 2007 camry ?
I feel the dealer is asking too much for the same. Can I do it myself ? and what special equipment will I require ?
#29 of 29 Re: 2001 camry service [camry07perso]
Jul 28, 2008 (7:16 pm)
How many miles? Do you really need the rotors done?
How much are they asking?